PC Version Of Battlefield 1943 Delayed To 2010

PC Version Of Battlefield 1943 Delayed To 2010

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Bad news for gamers who grew up on the Battlefield seriers, but didn't spring for a console for the recent Battlefield 1943: The PC version of the game has been delayed to next year.

By way of explanation, BF1943 producer Gordon Van Dyke told G4 the following:

We haven't released a Frostbite [DICE's game engine] built game on PC, so going into this project we lacked a starting foundation we had on Console. There are also many different and unique only challenges to the PC that has lead to us pushing the release even further to Q1 CY 2010 [early next year]. This was a hard pill to swallow, but it was absolutely needed to ensure the features and functionality that PC Players have come to expect from Battlefield on PC are not missing. Things like support for DirectX 9 and 10, higher player count (up to 32-player matches), wide peripheral support i.e. Joysticks for flying, VoIP, and ranked server provider hosting. So it was and still is the absolutely right decision, for quality sake, to not release until it is ready.

Van Dyke has a point. Not releasing the game until it lives up to some undefined level of quality is the right decision.

That probably won't quell the anger of all those PC gamers who believe EA abandoned them to focus on the more lucrative console side of the industry, though.

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Sounds good to me, we as PC gamers expect more. Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release. Can't wait to see Battlefield 1943 in glorious DX10. XD

I'm not sure many PC gamers care to be honest.

Why pay good money for a few 32 player maps that already exist (and one new map) as 64 player maps on 1942, 2 and 2142. Not to mention mods. You can already run the gamut of World war 2 to sci-fi future with more players and features, 1943 on PC seems like wasted energy to me.

I already have it for the pd3, I don't need it again.

I wasn't overly impressed with 1943 to begin with. It seemed very shallow and uninspired. I've been thinking of writing a review of it personally, but I fear the flame wall that awaits once I tell it as it is.

Sucks that it's getting delayed, but good to hear that the player count is being bumped to 32 players. A 24 player limit in a Battlefield game is unacceptable.

So what, its now 67 years late?! Thats shocking.

This post was nominated for worst joke ever.

Darkness62:
Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release.

So what makes us console people so stupid?

OT: That stinks for PC gamers, but I hope they add some extra maps to make up for their wait.

Frank_Sinatra_:

Darkness62:
Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release.

So what makes us console people so stupid?

OT: That stinks for PC gamers, but I hope they add some extra maps to make up for their wait.

he's grouping everyone who owns a console into one group that he defines as less intelligent than pc gamers

its borderline trolling, the way people do that nowadays, but meh

Darkness62:
Sounds good to me, we as PC gamers expect more. Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release. Can't wait to see Battlefield 1943 in glorious DX10. XD

Reported for trolling. Anyway, can't wait to see what's in store

Darkness62:
Sounds good to me, we as PC gamers expect more. Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release.

Hey, everyone look! It's a troll!

On a side note, I might wait out for the PC version instead of getting on the 360 now.

Pendragon9:

Darkness62:
Sounds good to me, we as PC gamers expect more. Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release. Can't wait to see Battlefield 1943 in glorious DX10. XD

Reported for trolling. Anyway, can't wait to see what's in store

That word you're using, I do not think it means what you think it means.

Meh, I guess I have to buy it on the 360 now

I'm sure I'm not missing much.

I'm really sure I'm not missing much...

Amnestic:

Pendragon9:

Darkness62:
Sounds good to me, we as PC gamers expect more. Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release. Can't wait to see Battlefield 1943 in glorious DX10. XD

Reported for trolling. Anyway, can't wait to see what's in store

That word you're using, I do not think it means what you think it means.

A blatant insult against a general group of people with the intent of getting them mad? I think it fits. Or do you have factual proof that console owners are retarded? I thought so.

Pendragon9:

Amnestic:

Pendragon9:

Darkness62:
Sounds good to me, we as PC gamers expect more. Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release. Can't wait to see Battlefield 1943 in glorious DX10. XD

Reported for trolling. Anyway, can't wait to see what's in store

That word you're using, I do not think it means what you think it means.

A blatant insult against a general group of people with the intent of getting them mad? I think it fits. Or do you have factual proof that console owners are retarded? I thought so.

Ah, but do you know his intent? I thought not. Perhaps he's just being rude because he dislikes console players. In which case, it'd be flaming, not trolling.

People toss the world "Troll" around far too much these days. Mostly when people disagree with them.

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Okay. Flaming it is. It still isn't right.

BF3 will be out by then and no one will care lol

Why in the world would I want to play the inferior version of BF1942? Once they announced that the game wasn't 64 players, had only three classes, and had infinite ammo, I pretty much lost interest.

Give me a true sequel to the Battlefield franchise, not all this console-focused rubbish.

Joeshie:
Why in the world would I want to play the inferior version of BF1942? Once they announced that the game wasn't 64 players, had only three classes, and had infinite ammo, I pretty much lost interest.

Give me a true sequel to the Battlefield franchise, not all this console-focused rubbish.

This.
Console owners are labled as tards as most games have to be dumbed down so that they work correctly with the gamepad and its limitations.

Darkness62:
Sounds good to me, we as PC gamers expect more. Let the lowly console-tards have the early buggy release. Can't wait to see Battlefield 1943 in glorious DX10. XD

Buggy? Your ignorance is fucking sad. The only problem was that they didn't expect so much people.

Well, this would explain why Bad Company 2 was delayed as well, since that game runs on Frostbite.

But I can just play 1942 on my PC, why would I want a cut down version of it with slightly prettier graphics?

I'd rather have a game later than have a crappy port, like deadspace, or most other 360 games that are badly ported.

Not that I'm going to buy it anyway.

 

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